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Designing and Recording Emotional Speech Databases

IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Innovative Paradigms in Engineering and Technology (NCIPET 2012)
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
ncipet - Number 14
Year of Publication: 2012
Swati D. Bhutekar
M. B. Chandak

Swati D Bhutekar and M B Chandak. Article: Designing and Recording Emotional Speech Databases. IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Innovative Paradigms in Engineering and Technology (NCIPET 2012) ncipet(14):4-10, March 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Swati D. Bhutekar and M. B. Chandak},
	title = {Article: Designing and Recording Emotional Speech Databases},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on National Conference on Innovative Paradigms in Engineering and Technology (NCIPET 2012)},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {ncipet},
	number = {14},
	pages = {4-10},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


This paper describes the factors used in designing and recording large speech databases for applications requiring speech synthesis. Given the growing demand for customized and domain specific voices for use in corpus based synthesis systems, good practices should be established for the creation of these databases which are a key factor in the quality of the resulting speech synthesizer. This paper focuses on the factors affecting to the designing of the recording prompts, on the speaker selection procedure, on the recording setup and on the quality control of the resulting database. One way to find the emotions in the speech is , Once the speech has been recorded from the user it is converted into text, at the same time the stressed word from the speech is recorded & then the frequency for that word is find out for recording the corresponding emotion.


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